Patents Represented by Attorney Jerry W. Mills
  • Patent number: 5029196
    Abstract: A method for facilitating call completions utilizing a call identification telephone number which is transmitted along with an incoming call. A user of the call processor of the invention can program a list of anticipated or preferred call identification telephone numbers, together with destinations to which it is desired to route the respective incoming calls. During an incoming call, the call processor matches the associated call identification telephone number with a preprogrammed number and thereby completes the call according to the programmed destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: Dytel Corporation
    Inventor: Sanford J. Morganstein
  • Patent number: 4946554
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for retreading a tire includes a mold segment (14) having open ends (16) and (18). A tire carcass (10) has a layer of uncured rubber (12) built up on the surface thereof. The mold (14) is disposed therearound with ribs (20) resting on the surface thereof. A semi-flexible cap (24) is disposed over the ends (16) and (18) which are separated by a gap (20). An elastic strap (26) is then wrapped about the assembly to secure the mold (14) to the built up tire carcass (10). An envelope (28) is then wrapped about the assembled tire carcass (10) to provide a radially inward force thereto. The whole assembly is then cured in a curing oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Long Mile Rubber Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur W. Magee, Richard D. Shockley, Michael E. Crawford
  • Patent number: 4882727
    Abstract: A multiplexing data commmunication system (10) provides for communication between a plurality of microcomputer terminals (12) with a host computer (30). Communications from the microcomputer (12) are multiplexed over a Tl line (26) between two DMI interfaces (22 and 24). The DMI interface (24) includes an adaptive digital network interface (62) which processes the multiplex data in a serial manner allowing for flexibility in framing the data and processing protocol information. Program control in the adaptive digital network interface (62) is performed in part by the status of three counters (266, 268 and 272) and the bit present at the output of a fifo memory (112) allowing for increased processing speeds. Furthermore, processing speed is enhanced through use of an instruction set allowing simultaneous strobing and enabling of the elements of the adaptive digital network interface (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: Aristacom International, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Williams, Elden D. Traster
  • Patent number: 4864281
    Abstract: Permanently magnetized members (24, 26) of a surveillance system label (16) are disposed adjacent a ferromagnetic nonlinear element (30) for biasing the hysteresis loop of the nonlinear element (30) near the knee (40) of the magnetization curve. The nonlinear element (30) includes low permeability sections (32, 34) and a high permeability section (36). The high permeability section (36) of the nonlinear element (30) is disposed adjacent a radiating dipole (28) for radiating the summation frequency of a pair of frequencies impinging on the nonlinear element (30). A memory magnet (38) with a changeable magnetism is disposed adjacent the high reluctance section (36) of the nonlinear element (30). The magnetism of the memory magnet (38) can be changed to provide either an active or inactive status of the label (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: E.A.S. Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. Fearon, Robert E. Fearon
  • Patent number: 4847829
    Abstract: A video conferencing network includes remote video terminals (10) interconnected to a switching network (66) through coaxial cables (16). The switching network (66) is operable to provide an audio and video data path between two or more video terminals (10). The switching network (66) operates as both an audio/video crosspoint switch and also as a network controller. In the network control mode, the switching network (66) operates in both a master mode for maintaining data communication with all of the video terminals (10) and also in a slave mode for maintaining status of devices attached to the switching network (66). In the master mode, the switching network (66) receives requests from each of the video terminals (10) and services these requests to determine available data paths for interconnection with other video terminals. In the slave mode, the switch (66) is in data communication with all of the video terminals (10) to determine the status thereof which is stored in a slave status table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Datapoint Corporation
    Inventors: E. Neil Tompkins, Thomas C. Arends, Michael W. Barry
  • Patent number: 4829876
    Abstract: A saddle sway brace (90) having a channeled planar plate (94) engageable on a missile launcher platform surface (56). Angled planar plates (100, 102) provide load support for aircraft outrigger equipment. A webbed reenforcing network (110, 112) is engageable with notches (122, 124) in the missile launcher for load support and stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Varo, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Witt
  • Patent number: 4825433
    Abstract: A time slot interchange matrix is comprised of a plurality of matrix modules (50-56) each for receiving data on a plurality of channels and transmitting data on the same number of channels. Each of the modules consists of separate banks of random access memory that are interfaced with an intramatrix bus (70) for receiving data from each of the matrix modules in the system for storage therein during a collection frame. During a transmission frame, this information is randomly accessed in accordance with an interconnect pattern stored in a control RAM (122) for output from the digital matrix module. Each digital matrix module stores all of the information in the system such that the system is non-blocking for any given channel stored such that information is not impeded by the interconnect pattern of another digital matrix module. A digital bridge (80) is provided for collecting the information during a collection frame and then accumulating the information in a bridge IC circuit (137) as a conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: DSC Communications Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen A. Deschaine
  • Patent number: 4820031
    Abstract: A binocular periscope (10) viewer includes a columnar glass prism (52) disposed in a vertical optical path (24) and an angled internal reflective surface (51) for redirecting the image from a horizontal path (22) an object lens assembly (54), a night vision image intensifier tube (56) and a collimator (58) are all disposed in the vertical optical path (24) and further condition the image for presentation to a triple prism (60). The triple prism (60) includes a first prism (62) integral with a second prism (64) and a third prism (66). Prism (62) is disposed in the vertical optical path (24) and redirects the image into a forward horizontal optical path (70). Each of prisms (64, 66) receive essentially the entire redirected image, and further redirect such image into oppositely directed lateral horizontal optical paths (26, 28). The triple prism (60) is mounted to a cradle (106) which is secured to the frame (12) of the viewing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: Varo, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Kastendieck, Robert Wallace
  • Patent number: 4811163
    Abstract: A circuit for protecting the power contacts (18, 20) of automatic bus transfer equipment, including high speed solid state switches (30, 32) connected across the respective contacts. A timing and steering circuit (36) is responsive to the electrical energization of a solenoid (22) for firing the solid state switch (32) connected across the closed contact (18). A timer (48) is responsive to the opening of the contacts (18). At the elapse of a time period, the firing circuit (34) is caused to operate the solid state switch (30) before the closing of the contacts (20). The solid state switch (30) is maintained operated for a predetermined period of time by a timer (90).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Varo, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 4809942
    Abstract: A bracket (10) for releasably engaging a goggle (14) to a headgear (12). The bracket (10) includes a receptacle (52) with inside tapered sidewalls (124) matable with a goggle stud (55) having corresponding outer tapered sidewalls (125). A release lever (22) is housed in said stud (55) and includes a transverse notch (140) latchable with a lug (146) on a catch arm (144) adjustably fixed within the receptacle (52). The catch arm (144) is adjustable by an eccentric (162) while the goggle stud (55) is engaged within the receptacle (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Varo, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Kastendieck, Richard T. Hart, Wayne Isbell
  • Patent number: 4809321
    Abstract: Call completion equipment (10) is disclosed for use with a switching system (14) for assisting callers to complete telephone calls thereto. If a primary destination telephone set (16) is busy or does not answer, a message is transmitted from a message storage unit (54) to the calling party. The message relates to the selection by the caller of secondary destinations including a switchboard attendent 18, an alternate destination telephone set, a camp-on option or voice messaging facilities. A processor complex (72) processes the digits dialed by the caller in response to the message, using various look-up tables (85-87), and transfers corresponding information to the switching system (14). The switching system (14) completes the call to the secondary destination according to the information. The invention (10) provides automatic camp-on features (87) with regard to predefined telephone sets of the switching system (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Assignee: Dytel Corporation
    Inventors: Sanford J. Morganstein, Bakulesh A. Mehta, Herbert B. Krakau, Neil F. N. Milsted, Mark D. Klecka
  • Patent number: 4805817
    Abstract: A locking bar adapted for use with a spare tire carrier having a tire carriage slideable in respective tracks of a pair of side members between a storage and a retracted position. The side members are attached on the underside of the vehicle. A transverse locking bar is rotatable within a carriage cylindrical part, with ends lockably engaged to the side members. A user can grasp the locking bar and move the carriage between a retracted or extended position, as well as rotate the locking bar to effect the locking or unlocking of the carriage with respect to the side members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Inventor: David L. Helterbrand
  • Patent number: 4802473
    Abstract: A face mask (10) includes a layer (12) of Meltblown Polypropylene fabric having pleats (18-22) formed therein. An ear loop (14) and an ear loop (16) formed from lycra spandex are attached to the corners of the layer (12). Application of heat along seams (24) and (26) attach the ear loops (14) and (16) thereto in addition to securing the ends of the pleats (18-22). In this manner, internal fibers of the layer (12) are restrained from entering the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: Tecnol, Inc.
    Inventors: Vance M. Hubbard, Welton K. Brunson
  • Patent number: 4799911
    Abstract: A CCD (12) or other photoelectronic device is bonded to an image tube housing (26) to provide a digital output from the image tube (19). The housing (26) and cathode (19) are degassed in chambers (44 and 42) at a high temperature and low pressure. A load lock chamber (46) is degassed and evacuated to remove contaminants. After cooling the chambers (42, 44 and 46) the CCD (12) is placed in the load lock chamber (46) which is then sealed and evacuated. After evacuation, a gate valve (54) is opened between the load lock chamber and the housing chamber (44) and the CCD is placed on a press station (63) of a metal bellow (64). The metal bellow (64) is extended to push the CCD (12) against an indium seal ring (36) on the housing (26), creating a seal between the CCD (12) and the housing (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Assignee: Varo, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Relder
  • Patent number: 4799544
    Abstract: A multi-conduit tubular having fluid conduits (30) and electrical conduits (108), with associated surface fluid (182) and electrical (186) commutators, and downhole sensors (18, 20, 290) for providing surface monitors (22) with instantaneous formation data. Each tubular (50) includes a plurality of uniform linear conduits (30) therethrough, with a gasketed seal plate (86) interposed between joined tubulars for assuring a high pressure seal between joined conduits. The seal plate (86) includes an intermediate electrical connector (126) for connecting electrical conduit connectors (116) of one tubular to another. A coupling collar (84) with uniform diameter internal coarse and fine threads (92, 94) joins the tubular ends having similar threads by differential thread action without respective tubular rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Assignee: Pangaea Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry B. Curlett
  • Patent number: 4798199
    Abstract: An arterial wrist support for supporting a patient's extremity for arterial or intravenous care includes a substantial rigid, unitary molded body (12) adapted to matingly engage the patient's hand, wrist and at least a portion of the patient's forearm. Body (12) is anatomically shaped to accommodate the contours of the patient's arm and to position the patient's wrist at the proper angle to expose the radial artery for accurate, efficient handling of the arterial puncture. A removable pad (34) dimensioned to be positioned beneath the patient's wrist is provided and may be used to increase the angle of orientation of the patient's wrist to receive and start the arterial line. Wide resilient straps (20, 22) hold the patient's arm in position on body (12). Releasable contact fastening members (24) are fixed along the underside of body (12) for securing straps (20, 22) thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Assignee: Tecnol, Inc.
    Inventors: Vance M. Hubbard, Welton K. Brunson
  • Patent number: 4799045
    Abstract: Permanently magnetized members (24, 26) of a surveillance system label (16) are disposed adjacent a ferromagnetic nonlinear element (30) for biasing the hysteresis loop of the nonlinear element (30) near the knee (40) of the magnetization curve. The nonlinear element (30) includes low permeability sections (32,34) and a high permeability section (36). The high permeability section (36) of the nonlinear element (30) is disposed adjacent a radiating dipole (28) for radiating the summation frequency of a pair of frequencies impinging on the nonlinear element (30). A memory magnet (38) with a changeable magnetism is disposed adjacent the high reluctance section (36) of the nonlinear element (30). The magnetism of the memory magnet (38) can be changed to provide either an active or inactive status of the label (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Assignee: E.A.S. Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. Fearon, Robert E. Fearon
  • Patent number: 4794246
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for arranging primary optical apparatus to provide a high degree of adaptability to other vision equipment. The primary optical apparatus (10) includes a housing (90) with a number of cavities for holding optical components in alignment with respect to various optical paths. An image intensifier tube (114) is mounted in a cavity (112) disposed in a planar face (70) of the housing (90). The planar face (70) is adapted for mounting to a variety of other optical equipment. A collimator (115) is disposed in a housing cavity (113) and optically aligned between the tube (114) and a dual prism (128, 136). The optical images existing the prisms (128, 136) are redirected through turning mirrors (154, 158) and presented through eyepieces (92) to an observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: Varo, Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Kastendieck
  • Patent number: 4794430
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reticle generator having an azimuth array (64) of light emitting diode filament lines and an elevation array (66) of orthogonal light emitting diode filament lines. The arrays (64, 66) are fixed by rigid bracket members (136, 144) with respect to the faces (74, 80) of a partially reflecting prism (76). An illuminated LED filament line projected into the prism (76) by azimuth array (64) is reflected by the partially reflecting surface (82), and emitted from prism face (84). A selected LED filament (78) from elevation array (66) is transmitted through the prism (76) and emitted from face (84) and thus superimposed with the azimuth filament line (72).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: Varo, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Whittaker, Wayne E. Isbell, Peter Sorensen, III
  • Patent number: 4792675
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving radiant energy is provided having a linear sensitivity to the angle of arrival of the radiant energy with that linearity relatively unaffected by wavelength and polarization variations in the radiant energy. An optical fiber is provided having a receiving end disposed to receive radiant energy and also having a transmitting end. A diffusing surface for receiving radiant energy is disposed on the receiving end of the optical fiber. A detector receives radiant energy from the transmitting end of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: Varo, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard H. Laughlin